It’s not one of my favourite things to do, but it’s a means to an end. If I want to make scrap quilts, I need to have a supply of scrap fabrics. I knew that the only way I’d commit some time to cutting up scrap fabrics was to make it one of my deadlines. I spent a few hours cutting up strips and squares from my ‘stash trolley’. There was once a time when I could fit my whole stash into this trolley. I was once so proud of the fact that I was able to wheel my stash around the house if I chose to. Well, that’s sure not the case any more.
I have what you see here, plus four huge tubs, various bits and pieces in different hidey-holes, plus the ‘scrap bins’ I have made up in the style of Bonnie Hunter. Those few hours have barely made a dent in any part of the stash trolley, let alone a whole basket of the trolley. This goal is going to be the trickiest of the month! I’m not one to let a challenge get me down, even one I’ve issued to myself. I can do this!
I cut 1.5 inch, 2 inch, and 2.5 inch strips and squares. From pieces that were large enough, I cut 10.5 inch squares to use when piecing backing fabrics, and today for the first time I started a tub for 3.5 inch strips. I talked to hubby about it yesterday afternoon, and I’ve decided that when I get the stash under control, I’m going to get two cupboards to house the stash and other assorted items in the study. I like the ones that Bonnie keeps her fabric in, so I’m going to try for some like that. I made this mountain of fabric … I can bring it down again! Be strong!
Speaking of being strong, I made it thru my first day of points counting. There was just one challenge, I was heading toward the grocery store after dropping Cameron off at kindy, and I got a call from two girlfriends to meet them for lunch at the village. It was like they’d seen me … because that’s exactly where I was. We were all well behaved and ordered conservatively, despite all the temptations on the menu at the café.
Hope you're all having a great week!